I’m a frugal kind of gal.
I usually laugh at articles on how to save money, because I’m already doing those things and then some...So I thought I’d make an official page where you can find my recipes, concoctions, thoughts, etc., on how not to spend money you don’t have. Eh?
I’m also incredibly hypoglycemic and intolerant to lots of foods. After going to doctor after doctor, my migraine specialist recommended going low-carb to control my headaches. Badda-bing! I've been low-carb going on almost 2 years now and loving every minute. Yes, I miss a few carbs, but the lack of pain and tiredness and headaches is soo worth the effort!
So, for starters, here’s my new recipe for Pecan Milk! Enjoy!
Pecans (raw, not roasted or toasted or baked or salted)
Water (fresh/river/purified/organic/whatever ya got)
Blender (Don't try making milk in a food processor unless you're sure it's leak-proof!)
You can really do this any way you want. Most recipes I’ve found have you soaking the pecans for 24 hours before-hand. I don’t think that’s necessary.
I ground some pecans in my small chopper. They came out to about a ½ cup after chopping very finely. Then I added them to my blender with 3 cups of hot water. Blend…for awhile. Until it’s very milky. Then use a cheesecloth to strain the liquid. You can use the liquid immediately, but make sure to strain the mixture overnight to get all the liquid out.
Save the ground mushy stuff in the cheesecloth to use for muffins or breads. Depending on what you’re using the milk for, I’ve found that you can actually process the mush in the blender again with more water to make more milk (it really just depends on what you’ll use it for and/or if it’s too watery for your taste—don’t be afraid to experiment!).
I use the milk for coffee and making my low-carb eggnog. Awesome stuff (recipes forthcoming!).
If you want to drink it by itself, you can add your choice of sweetener (sugar, Splenda, Stevia…whatevah).
Just taste test as you go and see what you like best!
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(and don't eat sugar, it's evil)
This little side blog of mine used to be mostly about food and health, and now it's mostly about Jesus.
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